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Saraki: Group Mobilises Nigerians Against Senate’s Move To Amend CCB Law

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has charged all Nigerians to oppose the move by the Senate to amend the law setting up the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in a bid create soft landing for the embattled Senate President, Mr. Bukola Saraki in his corruption case.

 Mr. Debo Adeniran, Chairman, CACOL, in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday stated that the process kicked-started by the Nigerian Senate to shield Saraki in the bid to frustrate the constitutional role of the CCB in the battle against corruption by amending the law setting up the CCB and CCT, with a view to whittling down the agencies’ powers must obviously be a script written from the dirtiest and most shameless part of the pith of hell.

CACOL said the action was a move that resoundingly ranked the present Senate as the most shameless and inept Senate in the annals of Nigeria’s political history.

The body said the blunt truth was that, the fact that this was coming up at a crucial point when the trial of the Senate President at the CCT was at a crescendo was no coincidence, as it was clear to the discerning mind that it was a conscious and orchestrated attempt to frustrate the judicial trial of Saraki over corruption charges.

“When you genuinely fight corruption, corruption and corrupt elements fight back viciously and shamelessly with bare-faced impunity and reckless abandon having been cornered and exposed. We all have been witnesses to all the ploys Saraki and his cohorts have deployed thus far to frustrate the many charges of corruption against the Senate President and his wife. We have seen so-called distinguished senators accompany their ‘comrade-in-arms’ whenever he appears at the CCT; hiring arguably the largest delegation of Senior Advocates Of Nigeria, SAN, to represent him in the history of the Nigerian Judicial process.

“Saraki has been running helter-skelter – from the High Court, to the Appeal and to the Supreme Court – to achieve the maneuvering of the judicial processes of his prosecutions over several corruption charges. CACOL calls on all right thinking Nigerians to come together to shoot down the diabolic pro-corruption bill. We must not allow the abnormal to become the normal in our society.

“We must reject the toga of disgrace being imposed on us collectively as a people by the incurably, profoundly and shamelessly corrupt elements in the corridors of power. One only needs to ask, why this bill is coming up at this point, to understand the self-serving intentions and interests at the background of the shameful plot,” the anti-corruption body said.

CACOL reiterated that Saraki should resign as Senate President and Chairman of the National Assembly based on moral and ethical grounds for the several hitherto corruption allegations against him and the recent ‘blockbuster’ – the Panama Papers.

“He is only hanging on a string like someone ‘hiding behind a finger,’ he fails to realize that ‘there is no fist big enough to hide the sky (the truth),” it said.


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